Entering contests,.......What it can do for you

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rrplay replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 10:06 AM

Cel:
Grats, I just won a RK-900 keyboard from Rosewill a few weeks ago.

Congrats Cel :)

have  to let us know which switches you got on the Rosewill RK-900 keys and how you like it  >>> have a CM Quick fire [cherry blacks that I like ] and like many have said "Once you go with the the mechanical keys.. a person is likely never to go back" ...somethin like that

Enjoy man !

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FreeJet replied on Thu, Nov 22 2012 12:06 AM

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FreeJet replied on Thu, Nov 22 2012 9:36 AM

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FreeJet replied on Wed, Nov 28 2012 2:02 PM

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Dorkstar replied on Thu, Nov 29 2012 2:12 PM

Anyone seen this one yet?  I thought it was neat, they decide what gear you get instead of just handing people items they can't use/don't need.

 

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FreeJet replied on Thu, Nov 29 2012 2:19 PM

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FreeJet replied on Thu, Nov 29 2012 4:26 PM

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jtheater replied on Thu, Nov 29 2012 4:30 PM

You are my hero FJ!  Congrats bud on the phat loot. 

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realneil replied on Thu, Nov 29 2012 8:29 PM

FreeJet:
How ridiculously cool is that?

 

Cool as can be,......

 

Congrats!!

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Dorkstar replied on Thu, Nov 29 2012 10:28 PM

Damn man, that is an awesome deal.  That's like winning... two and half times!

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omegadraco replied on Thu, Nov 29 2012 10:35 PM

FreeJet that is pretty awesome of ASUS. Plus that is one hell of a card.

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rrplay replied on Thu, Nov 29 2012 10:54 PM

Congrats FreeJet that is a nice card and Asus sure delivered a nice surprise with the SSD. Enjoy ! ;)

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OSunday replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 1:24 PM

This thread is awesome.
Give's everyone a chance to get some awesome tech stuff outside of HH too, and maybe even get as lucky as FreeJet did! haha 

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Dorkstar replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 2:54 PM

Here's another nice one.  I've been a huge fan of Fractal here lately, some companies put a lot into looks and functionality, these guys seem to put all their effort into building a solid case with solid air flow.  While this is nothing compared to what HH is giving away, it's still nice :)

 

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jtheater replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 3:35 PM

Impossible!!  The lucky as Freejet statement.  :)

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FreeJet replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 4:51 PM

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jtheater replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 7:21 PM

Wohoo!  Congrats again FJ.  I shall live though your inspiration!!

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Dorkstar replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 7:28 PM

While I'm happy for anyone winning, I'm often curious how much of it is actually going to someone who will use it.  I've seen too many "sweepers" win to be happy.

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I've been entering every contest, sweepstakes and giveaway I come across. Why not? The prizes are worth it and you can learn some new things through a lot of the sites and companies that host them. And it's just plain fun.

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I'm new here and I enter contests all the time too....only takes a few minutes and if I get lucky one day it will be worth it.

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Dorkstar replied on Tue, Dec 4 2012 10:39 AM

kylevasher:

I've been entering every contest, sweepstakes and giveaway I come across. Why not? The prizes are worth it and you can learn some new things through a lot of the sites and companies that host them. And it's just plain fun.

I completely agree.  But, why did most of start entering sweepstakes/contest?  Because we needed something we can't afford.  I completely agree with entering 100000 if you need it, or want it for your own use.  For instance I only enter contest for computer/gaming related items, and guns (yes you can win guns), because those are my two main interest.  But you have people who sit at home all day and enter every contest they see, and what sucks is a lot of them win the contest that us true fans actually want to win.  About 2 years ago (when 2600k's were the CPU to have), I saw a lady selling an entire DIY kit, some fancy case, i7-2600k, some fancy intel mobo, ram, ssd's, the whole package.  Why was she selling it?  She won it in a sweepstakes and didn't know what to do with it.  

  So I ask,"where do we draw the ethics line?"  If you win something and turn around and sell it, are you the bad guy?  If you win something, sell it, then buy what you wanted with the money is that wrong?  Of course this is all theoretical, and probably sits differently with each person.  

This is how I see it: If the company makes the sweepstakes/giveaway really easy, such as just entering your e-mail address, then I'd enter no matter what.  If I win, great.  Who cares what I do with it, the company already made it easy enough for Honey Boo Boo's momma to enter.  In my opinion, you're inviting "sweepers" to come take the sweet loot away from your loyal fanbase.

  However, if the company requires participation on some level, then I not only evaluate if I need it, I try my best to win it if I do need/want it.  If I don't win, well someone obviously wanted/needed it more than I did, and I'll keep trying until I can afford it, or win it.

 

Alright, end rant.

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FreeJet replied on Tue, Dec 4 2012 11:01 AM

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realneil replied on Tue, Dec 4 2012 11:14 AM

LOL!

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Dorkstar replied on Tue, Dec 4 2012 11:37 AM

lol, she is a good woman, except for toxic waste hidden away in her neck folds.

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rrplay replied on Tue, Dec 4 2012 11:38 AM

had a bit of extreme luck a while back and would also like to say thanks again to James who gave a very timely heads-up with this win.
Way To Go James ! :)

Thanks again Logitech for the G19 Gaming Keyboard - G400 optical mouse and the awesome G35 -7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset ! :)

Woo-Hoo ! Big Smile

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Dorkstar replied on Tue, Dec 4 2012 12:39 PM

rrplay:

had a bit of extreme luck a while back and would also like to say thanks again to James who gave a very timely heads-up with this win.
Way To Go James ! :)

Thanks again Logitech for the G19 Gaming Keyboard - G400 optical mouse and the awesome G35 -7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset ! :)

Woo-Hoo ! Big Smile

Man, i'm so jealous.  My peripherals are the only things i've never really had the budget to dump money into.  I've been holding out for a G19 for what feels like for 20 years.  Every time I get around to upgrading I'd rather dump $200 more into my build then into my mouse and keyboard.

Very nice bundle!  

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eunoia replied on Wed, Dec 5 2012 1:37 AM

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...pending.

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eunoia:

Mass (shudder) Luminosity Facebook and probably a whole bunch of other social media, Like, Tweet, Pin, place an ad in the New York Times, wear a sandwichboard and post the photo, 3 unspecified gaming PCs: http://www.gamingtribe.com/giveaway/corsair/

Haha

 

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eunoia:
Mass (shudder) Luminosity Facebook

LOL!

Their odds are terrible as to winning prize.

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FreeJet replied on Wed, Dec 5 2012 3:36 PM

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FreeJet:
FYI:  Proper entrance requirement for socila media contests may also include the following activities:  "Lift, clean and place" and/or "Stop, drop and roll."

Ha-Ha! My wife has a saying that "Stop, Drop, And Roll" won't work in Hell,............

I haven't won from Mass-Luminosity yet, but I knew that you had, and Peter has too.

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Manduh replied on Wed, Dec 5 2012 4:15 PM

I won DiRT3 from them as well, but the odds were much better back then. 

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rrplay replied on Fri, Dec 7 2012 10:44 AM

realneil:
  I haven't won from Mass-Luminosity yet, but I knew that you had, and Peter has too. 

Actually won twice from ML   was their first winner on fb with the excellent SteelSeries Syberia 7.1 headsets and also somehow won a CM Quick Fire keyboard (Cherry Black switches) Smile did a bit of my version of vinyl tubing O ring mod on it to tame some thwack sound from my paws thumping on it

>>>But would honestly have to say that the ultimate highlite of winning anything anywhere can hardly compare to this one Big Smile

maybe Marco will be making another build video for the current contest winner

Wooo-Hooo ! Best of Luck to Everyone ! Wink

 

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realneil replied on Fri, Dec 7 2012 10:57 AM

Ha-Ha!

That was a fine day for you, wasn't it?

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hattrik21 replied on Fri, Dec 7 2012 11:14 AM

I actually won something for a change!

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Dorkstar replied on Fri, Dec 7 2012 11:17 AM

You won the falcon northwest tiki computer from Tom's Hardware?

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rrplay replied on Fri, Dec 7 2012 11:27 AM

yeah sure was and  real good day forr you too  ....and would sure like to see a bit more about @hattriks 21s Falcon Northwest tiki PC  super win and congrats hattrik :)

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Dorkstar replied on Fri, Dec 7 2012 11:32 AM

Pardon me, I need to go off in a corner and be jealous for a few minutes.

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Yep I won it. First time I've won any kind of big contest like that.

Here are a few more pics.

 

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Man, congratulations.  I've been checking their page nearly everyday to see if they were going to announce anything.  Now my hopes are crushed, lol.  I'll just have to keep on trying.  Guess you're proof that if you keep on trying you'll eventually win something.

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